Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England

Sam PAYSON. Sam married Mary WISWALL on 25 May 1727.

Mary WISWALL [Parents] 1 was born in 1640 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 25 May 1727 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Sam PAYSON on 25 May 1727.

Other marriages:
PAYSON, Samuel

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Samuel PAYSON. Samuel married Mary WISWALL.

Mary WISWALL [Parents] 1 was born in 1640 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 25 May 1727 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Samuel PAYSON.

Other marriages:

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Nathaniel HOLMES was born 1 on 1 Feb 1639. He died on 12 Feb 1712. Nathaniel married Sarah WISWALL.

Sarah WISWALL [Parents] was christened 1 on 19 Mar 1642 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1666. Sarah married Nathaniel HOLMES.

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Ebenezer WISWALL [Parents] was born 1 on 8 Mar 1641 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 9 Jun 1650. He died on 20 Jun 1691 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ebenezer married Sarah FOSTER Payson on 26 Mar 1685.

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

Sarah FOSTER Payson. Sarah married Ebenezer WISWALL on 26 Mar 1685.

John ROLFE [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1550. He died 3 on 12 Sep 1625 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Honour 4.

John had a will 5 in 1624.

The Will of [JOHN ROLFE of Whiteparish in the county of Wilts, yeoman, [ ]ary 1624/5. To the church of [Whiteparish] 64., to be used towards the reparation of the church by the church wardens of White-parish. Concerning my right and interest in certain leases of which I now stand possessed, after my decease my son [ ]Rolfe he shall have that messuage or tenement and close adjoining, and that close called long [ ] adjoining to Bushy lease, and that close called breach meade, and a parcel [ ] sometimes parcel of bushy lease and lying upon the lane called Rumsey [ ] containing fourteen "lugge," all being in Whiteparish, and also four [?pieces of] arable land containing ten acres called Webb [?close] with a messuage which I hold of the right [ ] William Stockman of Bereford, county Wilts, Esq., by virtue of a [?lease] dated 20 March 8 James I, to hold the said lease and premises until the full term of ninety nine years be ended, if myself, Henry Rolfe, my son, and John Rolfe the younger, my son, or any of us, live so long. Said closes of arable land and pasture containing ten acres sometime called Webb close, which I now hold of William Stockman by lease dated 10 January 8 James I for ninety nine years if my sons Henry and John or either of them live so long, I give to my son Henry for his life, and after his death my will is that Honor Rolfe, wife to the said Henry my son, if she survive her husband, shall hold the said premises during the time she remain a widow, and when my daughter-in-law Honor be married to any other husband or die, then my son John shall enjoy the residue of the time unexpired. My son John shall have the three acres of ground sometimes waste ground parcel of the Earldome lying between Langley wood* and the round coppice,* demised to me and my assigns by William Stockman Esq., during the term of [th]ree years, as appears by indenture dated 20 March 8 James I give To John, my younger  son, the new chest, my best coffer, my iron bound cart, and £3. To Joane, the eldest daughter, and Hester, the youngest daughter of my son John, a brass pan, pewter platter, a hive of bees and 20s. each. To Joane, my grandchild, daughter of William Holloway, a hive of bees and 20s. at [ ] twenty-one years my will is that [ ] son John or the longer [  ] two kine and a mare which [   ] Item I give to my daughter [ ] coverlid and 26s. 8d. to [ ] ease. Itm I give to Richard Whiteer [ ] of money which money my executor [    ]taine to the age of twenty & six yeares [  ]ty shillings. And farther my will is that [     ] abovenamed shall have their twenty shillings apiece [ ] my decease: for which my abovenamed grand [?chuldren shall give my] executor an acquittance and he shall accept of [   ] sonne John a coverlid which lyeth in my press [  ]piece if they shall require it within one year after [  ] aged men and women of Whiteparish the sum of [   ] at the discretion of my executor and the minister. [  ] the rest of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my [?debts and legacies paid and funeral expenses discharged, I give and bequeath to my son Henry Rolfe and [?make him my] sole executor; and I give to Mr. Parks, minister of Whiteparish, [  ] My neighbors John Coles of Mort farme and William Morris of Newton [ ]fleld to be my overseers, and to each of them I give 10s. [  ] to see my will faithfully performed. [Signed] John Rolfe his marke. [Witnesses  names torn off.]

Codicil dated 29 May 1625.  I give to be delivered by my life time which is no part of [  ] nor touching my last will, as witnesses John [ Willi]am Morris. Mary my daughter shall have 13s. [  ] of the £17. I give to my son John 30 [ ]nn pounds. I give to Mary my daughter a little barrell, etc., [ ] a stall of bees for Thomas* her son, and unto Mary my daughter a gown. To Henry my son the silt and the powdering tub. To John my son my [ ]ake and the newest jerkin and hose. All the rest of my housebold stuff to be equally divided between Henry, my son and executor, and John, [?my you] ngest son. [Signed] the m ke of John Rolfe the elder. Proved 8 October 1625, by the executor named. Inventory taken 6 October 1625, by John Colas, William Morris, and Thomas Rolfe, £113 is. 4d., exhibited by the executor 8 October 1625. (Archdeaconry of Sarum, 1625, Original Will and Inventory.) [Brackets indicate the places where the foregoing will is mutilated or illegible.]
These pieces of woodland still bear theae names.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 66, July 1912, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Bruderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 28, 2001

Honour 1 died 2 on 8 Jul 1619 in Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Honour married John ROLFE.

They had the following children.

  F i Joan ROLFE was christened on 15 Sep 1579.
  F ii Mary ROLFE was christened on 16 Jul 1582.
  M iii Henry ROLFE was christened on 5 Sep 1585. He died on 1 Mar 1643.
  M iv John ROLFE was christened on 24 Apr 1589.

Richard ROLFE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1567. He died 3 in 1598 in Downton, Hamptworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Agnes ROLFE 4.

Richard had a will 5 in 1598 in Downton, Hamptworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

Agnes ROLFE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1573 in Downton, Hamptworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married Richard ROLFE 3.

They had the following children.

  F i Honour ROLFE was born about 1598. She died on 19 Dec 1650.

Thomas BLANCHARD 1. Thomas married 2 Honour ROLFE in BET 1645 AND 1647 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Honour ROLFE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born about 1598 in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 19 Dec 1650 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Honour married 2 Thomas BLANCHARD 3 in BET 1645 AND 1647 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Honour's will was probated 4 on 30 Sep 1651 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
ROLFE, Henry


"Henry Largiu of Charlstowne ------ house of Thomas Blanchard on n----- where widdow Honour Rolfe lay ----- berry lay sick. Shee did declare h------ be; that her sonne Beniam Rolfe should haue the substance of her estate, which was her owne pp estate, & that he should be her sole Executor. Only she gaue these pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes linnen and woollen she gaue to be equally deuided betwixt her two daughters. Also shee gaue twenty shillings a piece to her fourc grtuidchildren to be giucn them five yearca after her death. Also one little Cowe she gaue to her Daughter yt hues at Newberry. Also of foure peeces of Brasse shee gaue two to her sonne Benjamin, which he should Choose, & to each of her daughters one. The rest shee gaue to her Sonne Beniamine, saueing two pewter platters which she gauc to cach of her daughters one. & further shoe cxprest her mind about a Barnc that is built vpon pt of her sonne Beniamins ground, she gaue to her sonne John Rolfe all her interest in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this is the substance of her expression as farr as he can remember
"memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23.24 & pt of y 25 lines were blotted out
Ri. Bellingham.
"Taken vpon oath by the said Henry Largin this 20 12 1650. who further saith that the said Honor Rolfe was of a disposeing memory. before me Ri. Belhingham.
"The Testymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 23 yeares Concerning the last will of Honor Rolfe widdow deceased: 19th of 10th mo. 1650. This Deponent saith that himselfe being in prfence together with Henry Largin some two daies before the death of the aboue said testator, he heard her make this her last will in maner following. Inprimis She bequeathed all her estate in generall to her yongcst Sonne Beniamine Rolfe onely excepted those pticulore which follow: Item to her foure Grand Children she gaue twenty shillings a peec, to be paid them foure or flue yeare after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre of Ground on which the Barne stands and a yonge sowe she gaue to her sonne John Rohfe: Item a little Cowe that she had she gaue to her daughter Hanah Dole. Item all her weareing Cloathes & bedding she gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daughters Anna and Hanah: these pticu1cm abouesaid this deponent tooke spetiall notice of; & further he saith not: only a day after her sonne in lawe Richard Dole comeing to her desired this Deponent to Aske her what she would doe with the three pounds ten shillings in England, & shoe Answered that she would that her sonne Beniamine should haue a sute of Cloathes out of it, & the rest he should haue meaning her said sonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word Beniamine enterhined. Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 before me William Hibbins"
"The Court vpon the Testimoneys of George Vaughan & Henry Largrn of Charlestowne as fare as there Testiinonys doe agree is the will & Testamet of Honour Rolfe." Copy of will, Ipswich Deeds, vol. 1, leaf 123.

Proved 30: 7: 1651 by Henry Lurgen and George Vaughan. Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol. 1, page 26.

William CLARKE 1, 2 died in 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 3 Katherine in BY 1638 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.



by Frances Davis McTeer, A. M. , of Detroit, Michigan
and Frederick C. Warner, F.S., of North Amherst, Mass.

Mr. William Clarke was an innkeeper, proprietor in 1645 of "The Ship's Tavern" in Salem, Mass.; he is frequently mentioned in the Town Records, a property owner, a man of means, and an officer in the town's military company [Henry F. Waters, The Gedney and Clark Families of Salem, 1880, 5-11; Sidney Perley, History of Salem, 192_, 2:183j.

In the summer of 1647 Clarke died rather suddenly, perhaps a victim of the peculiar epidemical sickness which afflicted the colony in June of that year [Winthrop's Journal, 2:326. On 12:3m: 1647 Clarke was paid £2 .14.06 from the Salem Town rate presumably to compensate his expense, with Capt. Hawthorne and Mr. Corwin, in curinge for Goody Lamberte and her "dyett" [Salem T. R. 1:151]. But on 6: 5m: 1647 Corp. William Hawthorne, Mr. Georg Corwin and the widow Katherine Clark, all of Salem, were appointed administrators of the estate of William Clark, late of Salem deceased [Essex Co. Prob .Rec.1:65-67]. The estate was inventoried at 586.02.O2, including a 200 acre farm near Cedar Pond desingnated hereafter as the Clarke Farm, two dwelling houses, part ownership of two barkes and a shallop, 1500 lbs ot tobacco, cart of three hogsheads of sugar, 40 lbs of ginger, as well as other foodstuffs arc extensive furnishings belonging to the tavern [Perley, 2:183-4; Essex Co. Qtly. Ct. Rec. 1:119].

Evidently these commercial assets were speedily re- leased to the widow, for on 9: 5m: 1647, the very date of the inventory, Mrs. Clark of Salem was licensed to keep the ordinary at Salem, she to provide a "fit man yt is godlie to manage the business [ibid. 1:123]. There is no record of the disposition of the Clarke real estate although there is every evidence, as we shall see later, that the fan, was given to the widow for the beneilt of her minor children. On 11 Nov. 1647 on Mrs. Katherine Clarke's petition, the General Court ordered the distribution of the part of her husband's estate "as doth remain in specie" she to have £150, the four yourger children £110 with £40 out for schooling, the rest to be paid to the four at age 21 or at marriage "ye eldest son to have £28 and the other three £14 each, ye eldest sonne by his former wife £20, ye other £10, she yt is married £5" [Mass. Bay Col. Rec. 2:203]. The Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex Co., Mass. [1:32] for a court held at Salem on 30:10m: 1647, after reciting the same distribution to the widow and for the younger children's education, concludes "The elder son to have a double pchon and his eldest son by his former wife to have £20, the other £10 and shee that was married in his lifetime £5. These records of inventory and distribution are the whole account of William Clarke's estate settlement. Ills children are never mentioned by name. There are no probate papers, no guardianship records, and no way of knowing what happened to the assets of the estate other than the Farm and the cash on hand. The terms of the distribution are somewhat unusual in that the double pchon mentioned in the Essex County record was allowed to the eldest son of the second wife . However, this distribution dealt only with certain cash assets; all the heirs were allotted definite specified sums, with the double share applying only to the £70 remaining after the education of the minor children; and none of the amounts named was anyway near even one share of the inventoried estate.

Aside from these two records the children of the Salem innkeeper have received but scant genealogical attention and that with a rather negative conclusion. In his account of "The Prince Family" [TAG, supra, 14:83-36], G. Andrews Moriarty lists William Clarke's four daugters by the second marriage and mentions the existence of three older children living at the time of their father's death "but of whom there is no further  trace in the records." The purpose of the present article is two fold: I) to justify by probability the following identifIcation of the three older children of Mr. William Clarke; and 2) to present some new interpretations of the data regarding the children by his second wife.

Katherine 1, 2, 3. Katherine married 4 William CLARKE in BY 1638 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:

They had the following children.

  M i William CLARKE was born about 1608. He died on 5 Mar 1682/1683.
  M ii
Thomas CLARKE was born 1 about 1618 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 12 Sep 1693 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii Sarah CLARKE was born in 1620. She died on 3 May 1698.

Nicholas RIST. Nicholas married 1, 2 Sarah CLARKE before 1672 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah CLARKE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born in 1620 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 3 May 1698 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2, 3 Nicholas RIST before 1672 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah had a will 4 on 20 Sep 1697 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Her will was probated 5 on 16 May 1698 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DAVIS, George

Sarah married Nicholas Rist or Rice after the death of her first husband George Davis.

(Warrant for Arrest of Sarah Rice)
To: To the Constables in Reding

You are in theire Majesties names hereby required to apprehend and bring before us Sarah Rice the wife of Nicholas Rice of Reding on Tuesday next being the 31't day of this Instant moneth. at the house of Lt Nathan'l Ingersalls at Salem Village aboute ten of the Clock in the forenoon, who stand charged with haveing Committed. sundry acts of Witchcraft on the Bodys of Mary Walcot and Abigail Williams & others, to theire great hurt: &c in order to her Examination Relateing to the premises aboves'd faile not Dated Salem May 28'th 1692
[fig=BS30719a][/fig] us *John Hathorne [unclear: ] Assis'ts
*Jonathan. Corwin
(Reverse) In obedence to this warant I have brought the Body of Sarah Rice the wife of Nicolas Rice of Redding to the house of Leut nathanal Ingersons in Salem Viledg the: 31 of this Instant May: 1692
Atest *John Parker Constable of Redding
( Essex County Archives, Salem -- Witchcraft Vol. 2 Page 52 )

(Complaint v. Martha Carrier, Elizabeth Fosdick,
Wilmott Reed, Sarah Rice, Elizabeth How, John Alden,
William Proctor, John Flood, Mary Toothaker and
daughter, and Arthur Abbott)
Salem May the 28'th 1692

Joseph Houlton and John Walcot both of Salem village Yeomen made Complaint in behalfe of theire Majes'ts against Martha Carrier  of Andover the wife of Thomas Carrier of s'd Towne husbandman  Elizabeth Fosdick of Maulden or charlstown William Reed of Marble- head the wife of Samull Reed of s'd placeSarah Rice of Reding  the wife of Nicholas Rice of s'd Towne Elizabeth How the wife of  James How of Topsfeild Capt John Alden of Boston Mariner, William  procter of Salem farmes, Capt John flood of Rowley marsh on  boston Mary Toothaker, the wife of Roger toothaker of Belrica,  and Mary Toothaker the daughter of s'd Roger Toothaker Arthur  Abott that lives between Ips. Topsfeild & wenham for sundry acts  of Witchcraft by them and Every one of them Committed on the  Bodys of Mary Walcot, Abigail Williams Marcy Lewis Ann putnam  and Others belonging to Salem Village or farmes Lately, to the hurt  and Injury of theire bodys therefore Craves Justice.

*Joseph houlton
*John Walcutt

Carrier of Andover -- -Marshall Essex

Reed of Marblehead -- Const --

Rice of Reding -- Const -- -

How of Topsfeild -- -Const

Wm procter -- -Const --

( Essex County Archives, Salem )

(Petition of Nicholas Rice)
To the honoured Generall Court now Sitting in Boston

The humble Petition of Nicholas Rist of Reading Sheoweth that whereas Sara Rist wife to the petition'r was taken into Custody the first day of June last and ever Since laine in Boston Goal for witchcraft, tho in all this time Nothing has been made Appear for w'ch shee desur'd Imprisonment or death, the petition'r has been a husband to the Said woman above Tweinty years, in all w'ch time he never had reason to accuse her for any Impietie or witchcraft, but the Contrary Shee lived w'th him as a good Faithfull dutifull wife and alwise had respect #[to the respect] to the ordinances of God while her Strength Remain'd and the petition'r on that Consideration is Obliged in Conscience and Justice #[oblige] to use all lawfull means for the Support and preservation of her life, and it is deplorable that in old age the poor decriped woman should ly under Confinment so long in a Stinching Goal when her Circumstances rather requires a Nurse to Attend her

May it therefore please yo'r hon'rs  to take this matter in to yo'r prudent  Considerations.and derect Some  speedy Methods whereby this ancient  decriped person may not for ever ly  in such Miserie wherein her life is  made more afflictive to her than death,  and the petition'r Shall as in dutie bound  Ever pray

Dated the 19'th october 1692
(Reverse) 1692 The humble petition of Nicholas Rist of Reading

( Mass. Archives Vol. 135 No. 63 )

Nathaniel PATTEN [Parents] was born 1 on 28 Jul 1643 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 12 Jun 1725 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Nathaniel married 3 Rebecca ADAMS on 24 Nov 1669 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
MORSE, Sarah Cooper

Rebecca ADAMS. Rebecca married 1 Nathaniel PATTEN on 24 Nov 1669 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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